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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Willie D, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Oldfingers

    Oldfingers Gretschie

    Nov 2, 2015
    Brainerd, MN
    Welcome to Gretsch-talk!
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  2. radd

    radd Gretschie

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I went through a few hollowbody guitars, including a top level Ibanez, Gibson 335 and a couple Taylor’s that cost the same as the Gretsch pro series and none of them did it for me. The Gretsch just ticks all the right boxes, beautiful construction, 12” radius thin neck, great tone and a boat load of charisma.

    You picked well
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  3. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Another victim of the Gretsch virus :D

    This video caused my personal infection:

    And it's still one of the most versatile Gretsches of all time. But I understand, why someone prefers the sound of a Streamliner.
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  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I understand my friend. Wait until the green bug gets ya!
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy, Willie! Welcome to the asylum!
  6. Willie D

    Willie D Electromatic

    Feb 11, 2018
    Seattle, WA
    That's a cool guitar!
  7. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Yes, and that's the reason, why the Panther lovers will never understand, why Gretsch discontinued this model ... I guess because of the rosewood fretboard and the new CITES regulation.

    Fact is, sometimes you can find a used one pretty cheap and on Reverb are still some brand new white ones for a bargain price.

    If I could have only one Gretsch, it would for sure be a Panther.

    PS: If you should ever lust for a typical Gretsch sound as an addition to your Streamliner, I'd recommend to examine the Panther more closely. I have strung it with Thomastik Jazz Swing and it sounds sooo woody ;)
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  8. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Tough choices, especially the Ibanez (I like their unique Ibanez-branded Bigsby). Congrats; nice burst.
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  9. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Welcome...fine looking Gretsch!!! A lot of people will be looking for that tailpiece to hit the market when you install the trem :D
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  10. Synchro

    Synchro As spoken about at Wildwood Guitars. :) Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Probably 14 years ago, or so, a fellow in a music store asked me to play an Artcore through an amp for him and that started me in the direction of hollow-bodies. I went to buy an Artcore and ended up with a Gretsch, having played them ever since.
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